Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems and Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake are celebrating 30 years of operations in Acuña, Mexico this year.
Bendix’s Acuña operation employs more than 2,000 workers and encompasses 521,000 sq.-ft. More than a dozen employees have been with the operation since it started. Bendix Acuña also supports a distribution center in Mexico City that serves South American customers and houses the headquarters of Mexico-based OEM and aftermarket technical sales, training, and support teams, the company says.
Acuña also represents one of the fastest growing Bendix manufacturing sites, and executives of the Knorr-Bremse Group – Bendix’s parent company – consider it a model manufacturing facility. Knorr-Bremse honored the Acuña operation as its top-ranked plant in 2011. Bendix recently expanded its presence in Mexico, opening a new Engineering Research and Development Center in Monterrey.
“Over 30 years, Bendix Acuña has compiled a noteworthy record of achievements, from growth initiatives and expansion of its high-tech production capabilities to deeply meaningful community support efforts,” says Carlos Hungria, Bendix chief operating officer. “Just as important, the men and women of the Acuña operation have made it a valued corporate citizen in its home communities in Mexico and Del Rio, Texas, Acuña’s sister city across the U.S. border.”